Over the past week, I have been having so much fun using Artflow Studio. I was inspired by my sisters sketching on pro-create. After discovering it was an iPhone exclusive I tried a few recommended apps. The first one I could figure out was Artflow. It took me about a day to get used to. I paid for the full version pretty much straight away Using as many layers as possible means I don’t need to worry about messing up previous pieces.
One of the wonderful things about working digitally is the ability to keep the original and alter colourways. I’m figuring out overlays and shading. I look forward to making more art…who knows maybe one day I’ll be able to start a piece from scratch instead of copying from previous work.
I know it has been a while since I posted here. I’m going to try updating more regularly. I’ve not stopped making, my wardrobe has transitioned to majority handmade garments. I’m currently working on a Fraser jumper from this gorgeous fleece. Lanni can be seen here helping me cut out a Stevie dress out of some Lady McElroy Viscose.
Tomorrow I shall sit at my sewing machine and crack on with more makes. Thanks for reading,
Colouring is probably the most relaxing forms of art around. You choose the colours, deep and dark or pretty pastels. Here’s a few bits I’ve done from Enchanted Forest.
After doing a bit of ink drawing from everyone can draw I decided to ink the next pages of enchanted forest. I started with indian ink and dip pen. I enjoyed it until Baratheon decided he had to be on my lap right then!
This isn’t even the first time he’s been a pest when I’m trying to draw.
I picked up again with a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen.
I decided to make small patterns for the first tree and then use the bold pen for the taller trees leaves.
It’s lots of fun to dip in and out of whenever you fancy. though now I’m tempted to buy lots of pretty coloured pens and inks.
I’ve always been keen on drawing but my perfectionism has gotten in the way. If there’s a drawing I’m not happy with I’ll often just tear out the page rip it up. This is not conducive to learning. Recently I’ve decided to make another attempt. It took me a surprising amount of time to find a book that actually began with the basics. Every book I looked at went into very technical detail and demanded knowledge of technical materials. This is an awful lot to assume of a novice.
I finally found one that seemed perfect when perusing the little library down the road. |his trip in itself was a big achievement as it was the first time I left the house by myself in a very long time. I managed to push through the anxiety and even had a nice conversation with the library assistant. I walked home, very proud of myself, with a Everyone Can Draw and a small bundle of books under my arms.
I skipped the introduction, hopefully I’ll go back but I was impatient to start. The very beginning taught me different ways to hold a pencil, work with tones and create simple shapes.
I particularly like the fact that Barber give advice on which pencils to use an later which charcoal, pens and brushes. So far the ‘lessons’ are clear concise and not the least bit patronising.
I’m really looking forward continuing, I’ve just order watercolours and brushes and will post my mess of an attempt here.